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Charming Cheyenne Cañon Cottage, Steps To Stratton Open Space And The Broadmoor!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

One Bedroom, One Bath Cottage With Stunning Mountain Views.

Relax and renew in this tastefully renovated one bedroom cottage in the heart of Cheyenne Cañon. Located directly across the street from the trailhead to Stratton Open Space and hundreds of miles of popular hiking and mountain biking trails, this quiet 550 square foot cottage offers the comforts of a luxury hotel with the privacy and conveniences of home. Hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and lots of windows bring a warmth and coziness to this Cañon getaway. Enjoy an easy one block stroll to the neighborhood coffee shop or walk just a few blocks to the famed Broadmoor Hotel or Seven Falls.

Stay at home to create meals in the fully equipped kitchen, including a chef's stainless gas range and vent hood, quartz countertops, microwave, Keurig coffee maker and all of the basic necessities! A selection of complimentary coffee and teas are provided. Dine in a separate dining nook with access to a full selection of plates, bowls, flat wear and glass wear (including wine glasses).

A separate bedroom with a queen bed, luxury linens and a large closet is adjacent to the living room. The bright living room offers a fantastic view of the mountains and Will Rogers Shrine and the opportunity to see abundant wildlife, including deer, fox, interesting birds (and yes, an occasional bear!) A flat screen TV with Blu Ray and iPhone/CD player is hidden behind the armoire along with books, puzzles and cd's. Wifi is available.

The spa-like bathroom has a new clawfoot tub, radiant floor heat and is stocked with luxurious towels, a hairdryer, high quality soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. An apartment size washer/dryer, detergents, iron and board are available in the unit.

The cottage is located in the rear of the property, so parking is off-street, quiet and safe.

A Little History:

Bella Cottage was built in 1922 as a 'mother-in-law' cottage. The cottage is named in honor of a woman who lived in the home located directly in front of the cottage when it was built in 1910. Bella, a widow and dressmaker at Hibbard's Department Store in downtown Colorado Springs, was one of the Cañon's first residents. Cheyenne Cañon was a summer getaway for wealthy residents of Colorado Springs at the turn of the century. Concerts were held every Sunday at Stratton Park, located just down the street from Bella Cottage. Just how and why Bella ended up living on this property is a mystery. However, she embodied the spirit of 'turn-of-the-century' Colorado Springs and one can only imagine her riding her bicycle to work in the summers or taking the trolley (abandoned by 1930) from the station in Stratton Park to her job. Cheyenne Cañon was incredibly rich in history, long before Bella's time. Going back to the encampments of the Ute Indians, this area has attracted nature lovers for centuries. The beauty of the area is unsurpassed and is awaiting to be discovered by . . . YOU!

THIS IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY, INSIDE AND OUT. Thank you for respecting this policy. The cottage is designed specifically for two adult guests, so additional occupants are not allowed. Thank you for understanding! Recycling is encouraged - a bin is located in the front of the property.

More Details

Owner
Karen Brandner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Karen Brandner

I am a Colorado Springs native and have worked in the sports industry for the past twenty years here. I purchased this property, which includes the main house in front of the cottage, in 2004. I personally manage the rentals and enjoy meeting my guests.

Karen Brandner purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Karen Brandner chose Colorado Springs

I am an avid runner, hiker and nature lover. The idea of living across the street from the trailhead to my favorite trails was a dream come true! I am passionate about this area, its people and its history.

What makes this cottage unique

I love the character of older homes and I immediately fell in love with this property. After renovating both homes, I am honored to share it with travelers who are searching for a tranquil and comfortable 'home away from home' in the Cañon.

Amenities

Broadmoor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • New clawfoot tub with shower, pedestal sink and radiant floor heating. Stocked with hairdryer, upscale soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable queen size bed with down comforter and 800-thread count sheets. Large closet. Clock radio. Dimmers on all lamps in unit.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This property is safe and quiet - a hidden gem. Well-lit off-street parking is located adjacent to cottage. Owner is readily available to assist, yet not intrusive.

Reviews

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Charming Cheyenne Cañon Cottage, Steps To Stratton Open Space And The Broadmoor!
average rating of 4.9863014 based on 73 reviews
5

A wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Karen goes above and beyond to make your time in Colorado Springs as comfortable as possible. The cottage is well stocked with everything you can possibly image!! All you will need is your toothbrush and toothpaste.

She knows how to make you at home away from home. The bed was very comfortable, the living room area allowed frequent views of deer grazing! The bathroom is spotless! The kitchen and dining area are warm and welcoming. The outdoor patio is so inviting. Truly there are not enough words to describe the care to attention and detail that she brings to your experience at Bella Cottage!! She was born with the gift of hospitality. We have stayed in serval VRBO's and have never experienced this level of attention to detail. She has truly thought if everything thing and treats you the same way she would treat herself.

We visited Colorado Springs for the first time from the east coast, because the Airlines had discounts to CS. We were blessed when Karen had a cancellation that fit exactly the dates we were scheduled to be in CS. We would not hesitate to stay in any rental the Karen manages! She can actually teach others how to host and make everyone's VRBO experience at great one!!!

Karen thanks again for everything! You are doing an incredible job!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Lovely place, well located

  • 5 of 5

This was just right for the two of us to spend three nights exploring around Colorado springs. It had everything we needed, and was conveniently located close to the Stratton open space for trails and eclipse viewing, and to the Cheyenne trails where we particularly enjoyed seeing Helen Hunt Falls.

Thank you, Karen for providing everything travellers need, so we didn't have to buy domestic supplies while on holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Wonderful cottage with everything we needed in a great location!! Would definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Hope to go back again! Loved our stay! Close enough to everything that you won't need a rental car. Uber got us to places visited outside walking distance for $300 less for the week! So glad we stayed at this little gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Charming place, well appointed and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Karen's cottage is very nice and was convenient to all the things we wanted to do in the area from Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak to the hiking trails literally across the street. Karen was exceptionally helpful in advising us on things to do and places to eat in the area. The cottage is one of two located right behind her home and has a very nice, private outdoor seating and grill area.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Beautiful area, clean, open, and very well appointed cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Bella Cottage! It was the perfect place for our mountain get away and so close to the Broadmoor where my family was staying. Very clean and had everything g you need for a stay. My wife loved the large bath tub to soak after hikes and we both loved the kitchen and living space very open and well decorated. This was one of my favorite HomeAway places we have stayed. And to top it all off, Karen, the owner was just fantastic. If you love the outdoors and wildlife and an amazing local coffee shop. This is your mountain get away.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Wonderful stay at the Bella Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed 4 nights at the Bella Cottage for our Anniversary, it was wonderful. The Cottage is located in a quite area, close to parks, coffee shops, and some shopping with great access. The Cottage was in excellent shape and was everything that was as advertised. Loved the private patio area. Karen the host was excellent as well, she was engaging and friendly and made sure that we were taken care of. We loved our stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
Seven Falls
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Helen Hunt Falls
United States Olympic Training Center
Broadmoor Golf Club
North Cheyenne Canyon Park
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
The Golden Bee
Adventures Out West
La Taverne
Summit at The Broadmoor
Carlos Miguels Mexican Bar
Blue Star
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Golden Bee at The Broadmoor
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
The Broadmoor
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-25
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sacred Grounds Cafe
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Breckenridge
Car: recommended

Bella Cottage is located in the heart of Cheyenne Canon (yes, Canon not Canyon :), with access to the trailhead for hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails just steps out the front door. Just a few blocks away is The Broadmoor Hotel, Seven Falls and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. A neighborhood coffee shop is just a short one-block stroll up the street. Downtown Colorado Springs is only a ten minute drive, with abundant restaurants and museums. Don't miss the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Seven Falls, Garden of the Gods and the Olympic Training Center!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $200

Four-Night minimum stay for Thanksgiving, Christmas and USAFA Graduation.

Cleaning Fee: $60
Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival, 50% refund if cancelled between 1-29 days prior to stay.
Damage Deposit: $200 and is almost always refunded in its entirety within a few days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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